New school year brings extra security security measures in Trousdale County

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On Thursday, students in Trousdale County headed back to school. 

“I’m pretty excited.  I am going into fifth grade,” said Trousdale student, Jackson Arkle.  “My favorite class is probably Phys Ed. or math or science.” 

Jackson is one of about 1,200 students in Trousdale County heading back to school this week. 

Mother of four, Bobbie Card, said there is peace of mind knowing the district recently added extra school resource officers in each of its three schools. 

“I think it’s just great,” said Card.  “They’re really good here about keeping people out of the main part of the school during the day because they have extra doors locked, you can’t even get into the office.” 

The first wave of buses dropped kids off around 6:30 a.m. 

Smiling students hopped off the bus and hugged their teachers at the door. 

Superintendent, Clint Satterfield said this year, the district is dealing with a shortage of bus drivers. 

“We’ve just had a difficult time finding enough qualified drivers,” said Satterfield.  “Right now, we’ve got about three drivers driving six routes; that inconveniences parents because we’re picking up children before 6 a.m.” 

Because of the shortage, district officials encourage those who are interested to reach out and get trained as soon as possible.  For more information, click here.

News 2 is your official back-to-school station. We’ve got special reports every day leading up to the first day of class. See our stories on air and on wkrn.com. 

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